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Noodles vs. Couscous — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Noodles and Couscous different?

  • Noodles is higher in Vitamin B1, Folate, Iron, Manganese, Vitamin B2, Phosphorus, Vitamin B3, and Copper, however, Couscous is richer in Selenium.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B1 from Noodles is 19% higher.

Noodles, egg, enriched, cooked and Couscous, cooked are the varieties used in this article.

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Mineral Comparison

Mineral comparison score is based on the number of minerals by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains more Iron +286.8%
Contains more Magnesium +162.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +245.5%
Contains more Zinc +150%
Contains more Copper +139%
Contains more Manganese +275%
Contains more Potassium +52.6%
Contains more Selenium +15.1%
Equal in Sodium - 5
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 4% 56% 15% 33% 4% 1% 18% 33% 42% 131%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 3% 15% 6% 10% 6% 1% 8% 14% 11% 150%
Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains more Iron +286.8%
Contains more Magnesium +162.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +245.5%
Contains more Zinc +150%
Contains more Copper +139%
Contains more Manganese +275%
Contains more Potassium +52.6%
Contains more Selenium +15.1%
Equal in Sodium - 5

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +30.8%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +358.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +403.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +111.3%
Contains more Folate +460%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Choline +678.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +41.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +10.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 2% 4% 3% 0% 73% 32% 39% 16% 11% 63% 12% 15% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 3% 0% 0% 16% 7% 19% 23% 12% 12% 0% 2% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +30.8%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +358.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +403.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +111.3%
Contains more Folate +460%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Choline +678.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +41.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +10.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +19.8%
Contains more Fats +1193.8%
Contains more Other +92.3%
Equal in Carbs - 23.22
Equal in Water - 72.57
5% 2% 25% 68%
Protein: 4.54 g
Fats: 2.07 g
Carbs: 25.16 g
Water: 67.73 g
Other: 0.5 g
4% 23% 73%
Protein: 3.79 g
Fats: 0.16 g
Carbs: 23.22 g
Water: 72.57 g
Other: 0.26 g
Contains more Protein +19.8%
Contains more Fats +1193.8%
Contains more Other +92.3%
Equal in Carbs - 23.22
Equal in Water - 72.57

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +2540.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +762.5%
Contains less Saturated Fat -93.1%
27% 37% 36%
Saturated Fat: 0.419 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.581 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.552 g
25% 19% 56%
Saturated Fat: 0.029 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.022 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.064 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +2540.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +762.5%
Contains less Saturated Fat -93.1%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Noodles Couscous
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Noodles Couscous Opinion
Net carbs 23.96g 21.82g Noodles
Protein 4.54g 3.79g Noodles
Fats 2.07g 0.16g Noodles
Carbs 25.16g 23.22g Noodles
Calories 138kcal 112kcal Noodles
Sugar 0.4g 0.1g Couscous
Fiber 1.2g 1.4g Couscous
Calcium 12mg 8mg Noodles
Iron 1.47mg 0.38mg Noodles
Magnesium 21mg 8mg Noodles
Phosphorus 76mg 22mg Noodles
Potassium 38mg 58mg Couscous
Sodium 5mg 5mg
Zinc 0.65mg 0.26mg Noodles
Copper 0.098mg 0.041mg Noodles
Manganese 0.315mg 0.084mg Noodles
Selenium 23.9µg 27.5µg Couscous
Vitamin A 21IU 0IU Noodles
Vitamin A RAE 6µg 0µg Noodles
Vitamin E 0.17mg 0.13mg Noodles
Vitamin D 4IU 0IU Noodles
Vitamin D 0.1µg 0µg Noodles
Vitamin B1 0.289mg 0.063mg Noodles
Vitamin B2 0.136mg 0.027mg Noodles
Vitamin B3 2.077mg 0.983mg Noodles
Vitamin B5 0.263mg 0.371mg Couscous
Vitamin B6 0.046mg 0.051mg Couscous
Folate 84µg 15µg Noodles
Vitamin B12 0.09µg 0µg Noodles
Choline 25.7mg 3.3mg Noodles
Vitamin K 0µg 0.1µg Couscous
Tryptophan 0.043mg 0.049mg Couscous
Threonine 0.138mg 0.1mg Noodles
Isoleucine 0.19mg 0.147mg Noodles
Leucine 0.365mg 0.259mg Noodles
Lysine 0.137mg 0.073mg Noodles
Methionine 0.086mg 0.059mg Noodles
Phenylalanine 0.24mg 0.184mg Noodles
Valine 0.22mg 0.162mg Noodles
Histidine 0.121mg 0.077mg Noodles
Cholesterol 29mg 0mg Couscous
Trans Fat 0.029g Couscous
Saturated Fat 0.419g 0.029g Couscous
Monounsaturated Fat 0.581g 0.022g Noodles
Polyunsaturated fat 0.552g 0.064g Noodles

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Noodles Couscous
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
20%
Noodles
7%
Couscous
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
33%
Noodles
22%
Couscous

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Noodles
Noodles is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Noodles
Noodles is lower in glycemic index (difference - 15)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Noodles
Noodles is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Couscous
Couscous is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.3g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Couscous
Couscous is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 29mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Couscous
Couscous is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.39g)
Which food is cheaper?
Couscous
Couscous is cheaper (difference - $0.7)
Which food contains less Sodium?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (5 mg)

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Noodles - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169732/nutrients
  2. Couscous - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169700/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000-calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.